How to build habits that will actually stick
While it's certainly helpful to know the why behind weight loss - but at WW we equip you with the how to make sure you have a game plan for real life.
Our psychology is based in behaviour change, meaning we focus on simple actionable techniques you can easily apply to your real life to make better-for-you choices, gain skills for life, and lose weight.
Our panel of experts that develop a program that teaches you a new technique each week that is rooted in behaviour change psychology: giving you a roadmap to help make healthier changes.
A sneak peek at our weekly curriculum
Ready to build a habit? Here’s how to find a behaviour that will actually stick.
Let’s dive a little deeper…
When behaviours have an immediate positive impact, they’re more reinforcing, meaning we’re more likely to want to do them again. And the more we repeat a behaviour at the same time using the same cue, the more likely it’ll become a habit. (All good things.)
Need help figuring out which healthy habit to try building? Feel free to grab one of our suggestions!
- Track my meals when I sit down to eat.
- Include a veggie with every meal.
- Meal-prep my lunch while cleaning up from breakfast.
- Stand up and move every hour.
- Take a nightly walk.
- Dance it out in the morning to my favourite tune.
- Read a book before bed. (No tech allowed!)
- Write a worry list to clear my head.
- Put on calming music and stretch.
Shift your thinking
- Write down 3 Good Things each night.
- Think of a non-scale victory every morning.
- Call my friends when I’m stressed.
Once you give your new behaviour a try over the week…
● Are you happy, proud, or feeling a positive impact? Great! This is a good behaviour to turn into a habit. Choose a cue that will remind you to practice it consistently.
● Not finding the habit particularly rewarding? Try using temptation bundling to make the behaviour more reinforcing!